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Kalispell in Flathead County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Brewery Saloon

Main Street Commercial Historic District

 
 
Brewery Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
1. Brewery Saloon Marker
Inscription.  In 1894, the two-year-old Brewery Saloon—then a one-story, twenty-five-by-sixty-foot building—served Kalispell draft beer for five cents a glass. Lunch was free. One of Main Street’s first brick buildings, the saloon featured an oak and mahogany bar, French mirrors, and brass trim. German immigrants Charles and Henry Lindlahr owned the saloon as well as the Kalispell Malting and Brewing Company. In 1900, Charles added a second story to house the exclusive, men-only Kalispell Club. The club offered reception, reading, and billiard rooms. Expansion continued in 1901 with the addition of Kalispell’s first bowling alley and second-floor card rooms and bathrooms. By 1919, James Jorgenson and Albert Dreessen owned the building, which they renamed The Palm. The Palm survived Prohibition by selling fishing and smoking supplies, gifts, candy, lunches, and fountain drinks and by opening the Building Type: building | contributing bowling alley once a week to women. In the 1970s, the building was renovated and the exterior was covered with modern metal and brick. Using historic photographs for reference, the original Victorian façade was meticulously
Brewery Saloon image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
2. Brewery Saloon
reconstructed in 2001.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 48° 11.839′ N, 114° 18.804′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is on South Main Street near 1st Street West, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 South Main Street, Kalispell MT 59901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heller Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Kalispell Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); McIntosh Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street Commercial Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Missoula Mercantile/Kalispell Mercantile (about 400 feet away); Knight and Twining Block (about 500 feet away); Masonic Temple (about 500 feet away); Central School (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalispell.
 
Also see . . .  Brewery Saloon -- Flathead Beacon. Sometimes, history does not define a place; rather, it seems a place defines its own history. With that
The Bar in the Brewery Saloon image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
3. The Bar in the Brewery Saloon
in mind, 120 Main St. in Kalispell seems to have defined a history all its own – closely associated with things bold and bawdy … and beer.
(Submitted on November 22, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 20 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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